How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. D. Love Your Own Question
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 17669
Experience:  Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
21597572
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. D. Love is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

COULD YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT HYPERGLYCEMIA? spelling low blood

This answer was rated:

COULD YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT HYPERGLYCEMIA? spelling low blood sugar AND ANAEMIA
Hello from JA.
Hyperglycemia means an elevated blood sugar.
Do you mean hypoglycemia?
Is it known what type of anemia is present?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hypoglycemia


low red blood cell count

Thank you for the clarification.

Hypoglycemia, which simply means low blood sugar, is the term applied to times at which the blood sugar is low. This most often happens in response to treatment of a high blood sugar in diabetics. However, it can happen as a primary problem in some people as a metabolic problem, possibly related to an increased release of insulin by the pancreas, poor nutritional intake, altered metabolism, such as with infection, and as a reactive process. Reactive hypoglycemia occurs in response to eating concentrated sugars that cause a transient increase in blood sugar (which is normal) but then a significant release of insulin that causes the blood sugar to drop too low. While eating or drinking some source of sugar is important to treat any episode of hypoglycemia, treatment of reactive hypoglycemia entails avoidance of concentrated sugars to prevent such episodes.

Anemia only means that the red blood count is low, but does not speak to why the blood count is low. There are many possible causes of anemia, including acute blood loss, iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, folic acid deficiency, metabolic abnormalities of hemoglobin, poor production from the bone marrow, and a non-specific response to chronic illness. It would require a proper evaluation to determine the type of anemia that is present to be able to decide upon proper treatment.

If you have any follow-up questions, please let me know.

Dr. D. Love and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you